UPDATE 1-Another 39 people on Japan cruise ship test positive for coronavirusReuters | Yokohama | Updated: 12-02-2020 06:37 IST | Created: 12-02-2020 06:32 IST
That brings the total of confirmed infections on the ship to 174 people out of 492 tests so far, the Health Ministry said in a statement. Separately, one quarantine officer also tested positive, Kato told reporters. The Diamond Princess was placed in quarantine for two weeks upon arriving in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Feb. 3, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong was diagnosed with the virus.
About 3,700 people are aboard the ship, which usually has a crew of 1,100 and a passenger capacity of 2,670. The ministry said tests are being conducted for others who are deemed to need them and it will announce the results later.
The U.K.-flagged Diamond Princess is managed by Princess Cruise Lines, one of the world's largest cruise lines and a unit of Carnival Corp.
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